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Buses congest Pablo Ocampo Street


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Reacting to an earlier column, Maria Perla Hudtohan wrote to suggest a battle cry for people who have to do a lot of walking in the metropolis: “Give back the sidewalks to pedestrians to keep them safe.”

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Consumerism leads to cultural transformation


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In its report “State of the World 2013,” Worldwatch Institute asks: “Is Sustainability Still Possible?”

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Closing down the Manila Seedling Bank is a bad idea


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Last week I said it was commendable that Quezon City is concerned about the safety of pedestrians when it lowered the speed limit of vehicles on some streets.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Is your ‘educational’ gift truly educational?


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Happy New Year! The holiday season most likely boosted the sales of smartphones and tablets. This, after many parents and adults probably thought high-technology “toys” were better than the usual dolls, train sets and Lego blocks.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Malls make Christmas a season of joy and giving

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THE RYAN Cayabyab singers will bring glad tidings of Christmas to mall patrons.

Robinsons malls are giving its patrons a variety of holiday treats, including “spectacular music and magic,” to help them enjoy a truly sparkling season.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Taxi service responds


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In response to last week’s column, GrabTaxi Inc. vice president for marketing Natasha Dawn Bautista said she would look into the incident that I encountered while trying out the company’s services.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Never-say-die con artists


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A colleague informed me, after reading last week’s column, that SM Mall of Asia has also been handing out plastic cases for customers entering the mall with wet umbrellas. I am sure customers appreciate little conveniences like this.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

From fresh produce at Mahogany Market to family staycation

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CHEF Rob Angeles (second from right) with his team  LINDA BOLIDO

This holiday season, why not make your Christmas truly merry and your New Year happy by avoiding the hassles of long-distance travel?

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Go generic


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The Food and Drug Administration warned people recently against fake multivitamin supplements sold online. With prices at half or even a third of those sold in pharmacies, people were lured to buy what probably were nothing more than sugar pills.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Seniors are more vulnerable to fraud


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Senior citizens, according to Jason Alderman, director of Practical Money Skills for Life, are a favorite target for fraud, probably because they are considered more affluent and trusting.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Law allows other proof of age for seniors


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When a prominent lawyer complained publicly that a food establishment would not give him the 20-percent discount for senior citizens after he showed his government-issued identification card bearing his date of birth, not a few people thought he was being unreasonable.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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